What Brings Us to Homeschooling

What Brings Us to Homeschooling As I sit here writing this, it’s my first baby’s 15th birthday. He’s taller than me, and slightly hairier, but I still remember those early days home from the hospital – him in my lap at 3 a.m. We had a lot to figure out. That child led us to homeschooling in an...

Needlework & Preschoolers: Sew Much Fun!

Needlework & Preschoolers: Sew Much Fun! When my Gv’s fifth birthday was approaching last year, she wanted nothing more than a sewing machine. Now, it’s true that sewing is programmed into her DNA, as her maternal grandmother, great-grandmother, and all the great-greats before that filled their days with...

Upping My Breakfast Game Without Getting Up too Early

Upping My Breakfast Game Without Getting Up too Early Hi. My name is Dawn. I’m not a morning person. Ironic, I know. I have a life-long aversion to getting up early to do … anything. Except fun things like Christmas or vacation and then I cannot sleep. But, I digress. I have noticed that a really filling breakfast...

All About Reading Gets a Fun Update

All About Reading Gets a Fun Update I am going to start this post by saying that there was nothing wrong with All About Reading to begin with. It has been our favorite reading program for years with all three of my children having worked in various levels of the program. The black and white materials...

Pint-Sized Chefs

Pint-Sized Chefs Remember a few months ago when I encouraged you to get your kids helping out with chores early on? One of the ideas was to let them help out in the kitchen, which not encourages them to help you, but can also empower them to create culinary masterpieces on their own!...

Homeschooling with anxiety

Homeschooling with anxiety I was in the grocery store recently. It was the second time in two weeks, because winter weather is angry, and we needed to stock up. It was around Aisle 9 that I realized I was in trouble. I really wanted to run out of the store, but I already had a full cart, and I...
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